July 16, 2011
The first day I sketched out the two major compositional elements. These are circled on the original below. As I’ve stated earlier, I use thinned oil paint for sketching. A close up of the first session developing the copy reveals my sketching method and how I reconfigure the major elements of the work.
Copy May 14, 2011
At this time I realize the painting is progressing faster than I can post a running dialog. I have started a “History of a Copy” on my web site where I will show visual progress of the work and add comments as I can. This will free this blog for other things.